Jennie Santoro named HNTB Seattle architecture leader

An aviation design-and-delivery specialist, Santoro also becomes the firm’s new client service leader for the Port of Seattle and SeaTac International Airport

BELLEVUE, Wash. (June 4, 2019) – Jennie Santoro, AIA, NCARB, has been named HNTB Corporation’s Seattle architecture studio leader. Based in the firm’s Bellevue office, Santoro oversees HNTB’s growing staff of architects and structural engineers and additionally becomes the new client service leader for the Port of Seattle and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

“Jennie will lead HNTB’s strategic efforts to grow architecture across our market sectors in the Northwest,” said Kevin Collins, PE, Seattle office leader and vice president. “She will energize our continued collaboration with the firm’s engineers and planners to deliver the full spectrum of services needed to support our clients. Her strong leadership will help continue to expand our architecture practice in aviation, transit and sports projects.”

Santoro, an NCARB certified registered architect, has worked for HNTB in Los Angeles, San Diego and Washington, D.C. She brings over a decade of experience with some of the nation’s largest and most complex aviation projects, including Orlando International Airport, South Terminal Complex, Phase 1; United Airlines Terminal 7 and 8 Redevelopment at Los Angeles International Airport; and San Diego International Airport, Terminal 2 Expansion and Renovation. She also worked on HNTB projects at international airports in Seattle, San Francisco, Denver, Oakland, Hawaii and Bermuda. 

“With a stellar architecture and aviation career at HNTB, Jennie offers our clients significant national experience and will be a tremendous advocate to help them navigate their most challenging projects,” said Chris Migneron, AIA, NCARB, HNTB architecture national practice leader and senior vice president. “Her broad skillset and strong leadership abilities will help shape aviation design-build, planning and innovation for years to come.”
 
Santoro earned master’s and bachelor’s degrees in architecture from the Catholic University of America, School of Architecture and Planning, in Washington, D.C.

Santoro is active in industry organizations including the Airport Consultants Council, Airport Cooperative Research Program, and American Institute of Architects. These affiliations included prestigious speaking engagements and competitions, as well as earning industry recognition with the 2018 ACC Board Chairs award and the 2014 Airport Business Magazine “40 Under 40” award. 

Santoro is active in the community and passionate about mentorship, sharing her energy and expertise as part of HNTB’s Spark Mentorship Program as well as the ACE Mentorship Program.
 
HNTB’s many signature architecture projects include serving as lead architect of record and designer of Levi’s Stadium, the first new construction NFL stadium to achieve LEED Gold certification; lead architect and designer for the Terminal 2 West Building and airside expansion at San Diego International Airport, the first LEED Platinum terminal in the United States; architect of record for the new South Terminal at Orlando International Airport; architectural, engineering and design services for United Airlines terminals 7 and 8 at Los Angeles International Airport; lead architect, designer, and engineer for the Denver International Airport’s expansion of Concourse A-West and B-West; and lead designer for the Los Angeles International Airport’s Automated People Mover project. The firm also is currently serving as architect of record for Las Vegas Raiders Stadium.

About HNTB
HNTB Corporation is an employee-owned infrastructure solutions firm serving public and private owners and construction contractors. Celebrating 105 years of service in the United States and more than 55 years in Seattle, HNTB continues to grow in size and service offerings to clients from its office in Bellevue, currently employing approximately 200 full-time professionals in the region. HNTB understands the life cycle of infrastructure and addresses clients’ most complex technical, financial and operational challenges. Professionals nationwide deliver a full range of infrastructure-related services, including award-winning planning, design, program management and construction management. For more information, visit www.hntb.com, or follow HNTB on LinkedInTwitterFacebook or Instagram.

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